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Biological Sciences Graduates Two Grad Students Over Summer

Xuan Wang

  Two Biological Sciences graduate students earned their degrees this summer. Xuan Wang graduated with a Ph.D. The title of her thesis “Internalization of extracellular ATP by cancer cells and its functional roles in cancer drug resistance” focused on mechanisms of cancer drug resistance promoted by extracellular ATP in tumor […]

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September 5, 2017 at 1:02 pmNews

Biology Grad Helps Discover New Species of Sauropod Dinosaur in Tanzania

Eric Gorscak is a Cambridge, Ohio, native who earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Ohio University. Photo: Emily R. Naylor/Courtesy of Eric Gorscak

From Compass In an article published last week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new species is a member of the gigantic long-neck sauropods, and its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous-age (70-100 million years ago) rocks in […]

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August 28, 2017 at 4:15 pmAlumni Research

Inside NQPI | Editor’s Second Year in Antarctica

Amanda Biederman highlighting the Antarctic environment near Palmer Station, Antarctica.

By Raymond Humienny NQPI editorial intern Biological Sciences Ph.D. student and the Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute’s editorial intern Amanda Biederman has spent the past three months at Palmer Station, Antarctica, studying fish and their warming climate – though this is not her first time. “Since this is my second […]

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July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pmResearch

Neuroscience Faculty Article Featured by Journal of Neurophysiology

Terminal arbors of 4 afferents used in the simulations. Boutons are shown in red, the axon initial segment (AIS) in green, and myelin in blue. Clockwise from top left: lateral extrastriolar afferent (LES), afferent from the striola (zone 2), juxtastriolar afferent, and medial extrastriolar afferent (MES). The myelinated axons are truncated. As modeled, membrane area of the peripheral tree and average axon diameter are as follows: LES, 1,696 μm2 and 1.22 μm; striola, 1,786 μm2 and 1.85 μm; juxtastriolar, 1,157 μm2 and 1.7 μm; and MES, 502 μm2 and 1.23 μm. Scale bars, 10 μm. Arrows indicate location of the AIS (green) at the junction of the axon (black) and myelin (blue) segments.

The Journal of Neurophysiology gave a Facebook shout out to an article by Dr. William R. Holmes, Professor of Biological Sciences, and co-authors from the Biological Sciences neuroscience program. “Using models of utricular bouton afferents, Ohio University researchers examined the role of afferent-hair cell connectivity in determining spike train regularity,” […]

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June 29, 2017 at 11:44 amResearch

Day Invited to Paris Workshop on ‘Modelling the Auditory System’

Dr. Mitch Day

Dr. Mitchell L. Day, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, was invited to speak at a workshop at the European Institute for Theoretical Neuroscience in Paris. “The EITN is an open place to foster theoretical neuroscience activities…[and] to create strong interactions with the theoretical neuroscience community,” according to […]

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June 9, 2017 at 12:38 pmResearch

Four Biology Students Get Prestigious NSF Fellowships, Grants

Maggie Hantak

Four Ohio University Biological Sciences graduate students were awarded prestigious NSF graduate research fellowships and grants. James Nassif, a student in Dr. Larry Witmer’s lab, and Cassandra Thompson, in Dr. Viorel Popescu’s lab, were the only Ohio University students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year. Both are in the […]

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May 24, 2017 at 9:05 amNews Research

Colvin Authors Chapter in ‘Metals in the Brain’

Dr. Robert Colvin

Dr. Robert Colvin contributed a chapter in the book Metals in the Brain. Colvin is Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology. His chapter is on “Current Methods Used to Probe and Quantify Intracellular Total and Free Zn(II) Dynamics, and Subcellular Distribution […]

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May 7, 2017 at 1:55 pmNews